Technology Executives Club
Cloud Computing Part One: Architecting the Proper Mix of Internal, External & Hybrid Clouds
Flying through the cloud?
Prepare your flight plan for a safe landing.
Chicago, IL | April 28, 2011
Cloud this, cloud that. It's all you hear. Certainly the cloud offers tremendous possibilities to reduce cost, increase productivity and protect against data loss. But what approach is the right one for your company?
Internal cloud? External cloud? A hybrid cloud? What does your enterprise situation require? How do you determine which cloud makes the best sense and will deliver the most benefits? What is the most effective cloud strategy to employ?
In this seminar, Part One of our two-part series on the Cloud this year, we'll explore how IT Departments can architect the proper mix of Internal, External and Hybrid Cloud solutions.
Lessen the confusion by getting the latest industry insights and perspectives from peers who've dealt with the cloud first hand. At this professional development seminar, you'll get that and more. You'll explore the types of cloud best-suited for your enterprise, get practical strategies for improving efficiency and security, and even discuss legal considerations to CYA.
Don't fly the cloud without a flight plan. Join us and get the insights you need to succeed!
(Note: This is part one of a two-part seminar series. Our second seminar will be held September 28th.)
Join Top IT Executives from Cengage Learning, Aon Corporation and Evangelical Lutheran Church in American...
And Get Their Secret Tips on:
- What it takes to efficiently run an internal cloud
- Maximizing security and workflow while using public clouds
- Reducing energy consumption and the number of required servers while boosting efficiency through cloud computing
- Using external public clouds for extra capacity and 'hybrid' clouds for security and regulatory reasons
- and more!
LEARN HOW TO BECOME A SPEAKER / SPONSOR FOR THIS SEMINAR:
Contact Maria Tuthill at 847-837-3900 x1.
LEARN THESE BEST PRACTICES (AND MORE!) FROM OUR KEYNOTE PANEL:
||Greg Hubbard, Director of Web Development at Cengage Learning Inc., leads multiple software development teams, both local and remote, and drives technology vision to set the stage for future expansion. Greg has spoken at technology conferences on IT & business strategy, cloud computing, business intelligence as related to revenue growth and the roles of social networking within a company.
||David Gochenaur, CISSP, CPA,
Director of Global Information Security at Aon Corporation, is responsible for driving security of Aon’s Cloud-based service offerings and its Cloud-based vendors. He's active in the Cloud Security Alliance and was one of the authors of the Consensus Assessments Initiative document, designed to help organizations assess their Cloud vendors. Dave also is an active member of the Information Systems Security Association and Information Systems Audit and Control Association.
||Jon Beyer, Executive for IT at Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, is driving an open and collaborative technology platform strategy allowing 500 IT users to communicate seamlessly with 10,000 congregations and 4.5 million constituents. He has extensive experience in open and collaborative technology, information security, IT architecture design and planning, CRM, IT operations and project management. Previously, he held leadership positions at Anderson Consulting, Transora and INCISENT Technologies.
||Moderator: Ben Trowbridge, founder and CEO of Alsbridge, Inc.,
the market-leading cloud sourcing advisory and benchmarking firm, has led and supervised sourcing transactions ranging from $150M to $2.2B for IT and business processes across multiple industries. As CEO of Alsbridge, one of the Inc 500’s 2010 fastest growing companies in America, he has revolutionized how companies source technology and business processes.
PLUS, BONUS FEATURES OF THIS EVENT!
Get INSIGHTS FROM THE FOLLOWING INDUSTRY EXPERT BRIEFINGS:
||Should You Move to the Public Cloud
Todd Golden, Chief Business Officer and Director of Alliances, PointBridge
Todd will explore business cases, client examples, and the financial reasons behind why the public cloud is not just for small companies.
|| Negotiating Contracts: Navigating the Clouds for a Safe Flight
Daniel T. Graham, Member, Clark Hill PLC
Dan will discuss best practices for cloud computing... from a legal standpoint... and how to negotiate the most beneficial contract.
| Five Considerations for A Vendor-Agnostic Cloud Strategy
Christian R. Vozar, Senior Cloud Architect, CITYTECH Inc.
How does the enterprise avoid vendor lock-in, leverage current virtualization investments, and take full advantage of the cloud? Christian will share techniques and best practices for designing a vendor-agnostic cloud strategy for your organization.
||Have Your Cloud & Control It, Too!! Your Enterprise Requirements Delivered in an External Private Cloud
Biff Myre, Director, Worknet, Inc.
Myre will compare the benefits of external private clouds to those of internal and external public ones, as well as low-risk ways organizations can take advantage of this technology.
IN ADDITION, you'll
- Network with Your Peers to make new contacts, compare notes and best practices
- Meet top vendors in the industry, and
- Earn Continuing Professional Education credit if you're a Club member
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
- Senior IT and LOB Executives
- VPs & Directors responsible for managed services, cloud computing, SaaS
- Any IT Executives and Managers who provide managed service, cloud or SaaS support to LOB functions
~ Ticket Price: $125 Members, $275 Nonmembers ~
IT Executives & Staff Members
- Members: Register Here to Use Your Bundled Tickets or Contact Member Services at
- Nonmembers: Learn how to attend this event with a complimentary VIP Pass
Providers (Hardware, Software, Consultants)
- You must be a member or have Club approval to attend this event. Learn more here.
Thurs., April 28, 2011
12:30 Registration & Networking
Event begins promptly at 1:00
1:00 - 5:00 Panel & Presentations
Union League Club,
65 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago IL 60604
Questions? Contact Maria Tuthill at
Professional business-casual attire required.
Final speakers and topics are subject to change.
LEARN HOW TO BECOME A SPEAKER / SPONSOR FOR THIS SEMINAR:
Contact Alex Jarett at 847-837-3900 x3.